Meet Joshua Nave MA LLMSW!

Meet Joshua Nave MA LLMSW!

Meet Joshua Nave MA LLMSW My name is Joshua Nave, and I am one of the Trauma Therapists here at Health for Life Grand Rapids. I specialize in infant/toddler mental health (birth to 5), early childhood development, and child/adult trauma. The primary therapy interventions I utilize are: Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma […]

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Yoga as well as mindfulness and trauma

Mindfulness & Trauma

Practicing Mindfulness To Advance Recovery By The Health For Life Staff Mindfulness has been increasing in popularity over the last few years, but many people are not sure what mindfulness really is. Mindfulness has been around for hundreds of years as it is one of the regular, meditative practices in […]

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Understanding your young child: part 2

Understanding Your Young Child: Part 2

Understanding Your Young Child: Part 2 by Joshua Nave LLMSW “Why is he/she acting like that?”  In part two, we are going to take a deeper look into why children “misbehave” and where some of the symptoms of “acting out” are originating from.  In our previous post, we discussed a […]

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Understanding Your Young Child by Joshua Nave LLMSW

Understanding Your Young Child

Understanding Your Young Child By Joshua Nave LLMSW “She’s so funny sometimes. I know she’s only 2, but sometimes, she reminds me of a little adult!” How many times have you heard this or even thought this yourself in reference to a child? As adults, we often like to believe […]

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Learn more about ways for men to mindful

Manly Mindfulness (Part One)

Manly Mindfulness (Part One) By The Manly Counselor Tell me if this sounds familiar. You are told by a friend that they practice mindfulness and you wonder to yourself “what does that mean?”. Then you talk to that friend again and they explain that they go to Yoga three times […]

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EMDR Therapy

An Introduction to EMDR Therapy

An Introduction to EMDR Therapy by Nicole Vega, LMSW      Brought to you by popular demand, I am here today to talk to you about EMDR, which is a therapy platform that I have been recently trained in. I think it is fantastic and it might be something […]

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Depression in Men

Depression in Men is a Public Health Crisis

REPORT: “Depression in Men is a Public Health Crisis” by Paul Krauss MA LPC If you have lived in the United States in the last 100 years you are surely familiar with the fact that many men live with depression and “don’t want to talk about it.” Many men in […]

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What is ADD/ADHD

What is Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder?

What is Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder? Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) involve persistent inattention or hyperactivity interfering with functioning for 6 months or longer. This condition usually begins to be seen before the age of 12. Main Symptoms There are two main symptom groups involved […]

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Substance Abuse

Substance Use Disorder

Are you or someone you know suffering from a Substance Use Disorder? If you use more substance than you intend too, have failed to cut back from substances, or spend excessive time in obtaining, using, or recovering from substance use– you may be suffering from a substance use disorder. It […]

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relationship conflicts, health for life

Relationship Conflicts

Relationship Conflicts: Many people are suffering from relationship conflicts. At times it can be hard to identify whether you are suffering from relationship conflict that has is now impacting your health and well-being. Some common warning signs are: Yelling Crying Feelings of being alone or isolated Chronic criticism Assuming the […]

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